A short film produced, written by and starring former Tri-City man Ricky Russert has been accepted into the Richmond International Film Festival.
It’s also being considered for other festivals. The film, called SLLip — or “pills” spelled backward — follows Cam, a young husband and father who becomes addicted to painkillers after a workplace injury.
It’s available now through Vimeo at www.vimeo.com/ondemand/sllip.
Russert, a 2001 Kennewick High School graduate, has been finding success in Hollywood, with roles in projects from the TV show Banshee to Ride Along 2, which is due out this year.
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He also has his own production company.